Some of the richest men in the world don't appear to have heeded the sound of wedding bells. Perhaps they're too busy making money. The richest bachelor in the world, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, age 60, has an estimated net worth of $15.3 billion, according to Wealth-X.
The Seattle resident founded an investment firm, Vulcan Capital, and also owns the Seattle Seahawks football team and the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team.
Second on the list of richest billionaire bachelors is Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani, 79, with an estimated net worth of $10.9 billion.
Those who made the top five in the list compiled by Wealth-X are confirmed bachelors -- none of them has ever been married. Whether money plays a part in that is uncertain, but David Friedman, president of Wealth-X, said that it's a challenge for the super-rich to find a soul mate who is not overly impressed by the money. "Against the backdrop of a proliferation of matchmaking TV shows and online services, meeting the right person is harder than ever," he noted.
Below is the list of the richest single guys:
The world's five richest bachelors
|1||Paul Allen||60||Vulcan Capital||$15.3 billion|
|2||Giorgio Armani||79||Giorgio Armani||$10.9 billion|
|3||Mikhail Prokhorov||48||Brooklyn Nets||$9.3 billion|
|4||Xavier Niel||46||Iliad||$8 billion|
|5||David Geffen||70||Dreamworks Animation||$6.6 billion|
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